We’ve reached the end of the regular season. With only two games to go after this one, the Boston Bruins have reached 62 wins, tying the regular season record. Following the tying win over the New Jersey Devils, the Bruins are back in action looking to secure the record for themselves, facing the Philadelphia Flyers in the city of brotherly love.
The Bruins enter with a perfect 5-0-0 record in their last five en route to tying the single season wins record. Pavel Zacha is coming off a two goal game against his old team. The Flyers sit only ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens in the eastern conference standings and are 0-5-0 in their last five games.
In two previous games against the Flyers this season, the Bruins have won both, and played both at home, with this game serving as the only trip to Philly for the Bruins this season. Back in November, the Bruins won by a 4-1 score, and in January they took the game with a convincing 6-0 win.
After Linus Ullmark played on Saturday, it’ll be Alaska native Jeremy Swayman between the pipes for Sunday’s contest. Swayman enters with a 5-0-0 record in his last five starts. On the season, Swayman has a 22-6-4 record, posting a 2.20 GAA and .921 save percentage.
Carter Hart started for the Flyers in their loss on Saturday, so they’ll turn to Felix Sandstrom to start this game. Sandstrom is 1-2-2 in his last five starts. On the season, the Swedish puck stopper has a 2-11-3 record to go with a 3.64 GAA and .882 save percentage in 17 games.
On the injury front, there are a few notable things. The Bruins got winger Taylor Hall back for the Devils game, slotting alongside Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic on the third line. However, David Krejci has been out for the last few games and also won’t play Sunday with a lower body injury. With the playoffs on the doorstep, better safe than sorry.
So, without further ado, let’s go Bruins, go get that win record!